Wednesday Parent Newsletter 04-17-24

Posted in Wednesday Newsletter

In this week’s newsletter you can read about FUN RUN news, April and May playground angels, PTC General meeting this month, yearbook orders due NOW, Mother’s Day Hanging Baskets, Pizza Monday reminders, Father/Daughter Dance, Catholic High school survey info, help us spread bark on the playground, volleyball Mondays, FACTS update, track and field meets, Women Connect event, calendar dates at the end and much more. 

Thank you for reading!

Yearbook Orders Due Friday, April 19!

Please follow the directions carefully below to order your copy of the 2023-2024 yearbook.  All books are $30 each.  And you will need to purchase by April 19th, 2024.  Please order as soon as possible.  If you want to purchase one for each child in your family, you can do that, too.   

This is the link that will take parents to the online pay site:
School Code: 189029M

All users will have to register the first time they access the site.

Please send your photos or questions to:

Thank you, Emily Hoza, for helping work on this for the school students and community.

  • April 22nd
  • May 13th
  • June 3rd

Please put this information into your calendars or phones or post on the refrigerator.  Thank you!

Text blasts sent after April 22nd will have a new “short code”. We encourage all parents to add the new short code 317065 to their saved contact for ACS school, so it does not display as an unknown sender. 

If you do not wish to receive text blasts from ACS, then you can opt out by texting “Stop.”  

We only have 8 weeks or so left and need those Playground Angels each day.  The days are sunnier and warmer now so come play with the kids. Thank you for supervising the playground!

May Sign Up

Do you still need volunteer hours? Bring a shovel, rake, and a wheelbarrow on Friday afternoon after school or Saturday morning. The weather should be nice, and we need your help! (If signups are full, you are still welcome to come. The more we have, the faster it will go.)

Here is the sign-up genius for your convenience… click here!

Or Here Assumption Catholic School: Playground Clean Up (

Let’s get ready for our annual Ellen Anderson FUN RUN led by Jen Sheafor and Jhoanna Antonio.  This year our FUN RUN will take place on Thursday, May 2nd on the school grounds from 1 pm to 3 pm.

 Please return any money received to the office.  Each class will see the bubbles get filled in as pledge money comes to the office to be tallied. 

  1. Want to help sponsor?  Forms are due April 18th …..tomorrow!.  Click here for form.

2. Need a FUN RUN tshirt?  Forms went home in today’s Wednesday envelope.  Forms are due April 18th….tomorrow!

  • We also need additional help during and before the event.  These hours count toward fundraising hours!  Sign up to help with the event on Thursday, May 2nd by clicking the link here: Fun Run Help

If paying by PayPal, please remember to make a note of which student the money goes to. Thank you.

Pledge money for all students is due by May 9th to have your tickets entered into the raffle drawing.

PTC General Meeting with Russ Robinson:

PTC Is having our final general meeting for the year on April 24th in the gym at 7:00PM. Light food, beverages, and childcare will be provided. We have invited Bellingham Public Schools Safety Support Specialist, Russ Robinson, to share details about a new program of safety protocol currently being integrated into Whatcom County schools titled, “I Love U Guys.” For more information regarding the program, please visit: Home  The “I Love U Guys” Foundation

Auction News:

Auction Co-Chair is needed. Do you enjoy planning large events and possess excellent communication skills? We are currently looking for a co-chair for the Growing Great Kids Auction and Gala on March 1st, 2025. This two-year commitment involves first learning the auction planning process and assisting in duties this coming school year, and then you will take the lead while coaching a new co-chair the following year.  Duties include recruiting and managing several volunteer teams, giving reports at PTC meetings, overseeing the creation of marketing and communication materials, coordinating with internal school staff and external vendors, updating and managing an auction website, and managing financial details and budget for this important school fundraiser. For more information, please email

Monday Night Volleyball – NOW COED

The fun continues through April. We invite both moms and dads to join us on Mondays at 7:15 pm in the Assumption gym for open gym volleyball.

If you have any questions, reach out to Lisa Twining at or 360-393-5004.

Track and Field

Track Meet Schedule:

  • April 17th ACS Co-hosts with Franklin and Lummi @Lummi
  • April 23rd ACS @ Horizon or Vista
  • April 25th ACS @ Lynden Christian
  • April 30th ACS @ Meridian

A potential new high school will serve both the Northern Deanery (Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, Island and San Juan Counties) and North Snohomish County.

We are excited to share that our local Pastoral leadership and a parent-led Steering Committee, along with the Archdiocesan Office of Catholic Schools, Fulcrum Foundation, and the Ferry Foundation have all joined together to determine the viability of a Catholic high school in the Northern Deanery. The nationally recognized consulting firm, Meitler, has been engaged to conduct a feasibility survey starting April 26th.

Survey details:

  • · Target Audience: Supporters of Catholic education and families with children ranging from newborns to 10th grade.
  • · Start Date: The survey opens on Friday, April 26, 2024.
  • · How to Participate: A QR code and link to the survey will be provided in your parish bulletins and school newsletters next week.
  • · Confidentiality: Your responses will remain confidential. We appreciate your openness, even if you do not intend to enroll children in the new school.

Our collective vision is to form a Catholic high school in the Northern Deanery that is rooted in the Catholic faith and a tradition of academic excellence. We invite you to visit the school’s website at to learn more about this proposed school.

Your input matters! Please make sure it’s heard by participating in the feasibility survey.

Una posible nueva escuela preparatoria para dar servicio tanto al Decanato Norte (Condados de Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, Island y San Juan) como al Condado de North Snohomish.

Estamos muy contentos de compartir que nuestro liderazgo pastoral local y un Comité Directivo dirigido por padres, junto con la Oficina Arquidiocesana de Escuelas Católicas, la Fundación Fulcrum y la Fundación Ferry se han unido para determinar la posibilidad de una escuela preparatoria católica en el Decanato Norte. La empresa consultora Meitler, reconocida a nivel nacional, ha sido contratada para llevar a cabo un estudio de viabilidad a partir del 26 de abril.

Detalles de la encuesta:

  • · Destinatarios: Partidarios de la educación católica y familias con hijos desde recién nacidos hasta el grado 10º curso.
  • · Fecha de inicio: La encuesta se abre el viernes 26 de abril de 2024.
  • · Cómo participar: Un código QR y un enlace a la encuesta serán proporcionados en su boletín parroquial la próxima semana.
  • · Confidencialidad: Sus respuestas serán confidenciales. Apreciamos su franqueza, incluso si usted no tiene la intención de inscribir a los niños en la nueva escuela.

Nuestra visión colectiva es formar una escuela secundaria católica en el Decanato del Norte que esté arraigada en la fe católica y en una tradición de excelencia académica. Le invitamos a visitar el sitio web de la escuela en para aprender más acerca de esta escuela propuesta.

Su opinión es importante. Por favor, asegúrese de que sea escuchada participando en la encuesta de viabilidad.

Forms have been sent home in the Wednesday envelopes and ORDERS ARE DUE MONDAY APRIL 22!

There is shade and sunny baskets to choose from.  Thank you for helping again the 8th grade class fundraise money for graduation and the trip to WA D.C.   Extra forms are in the office or online under “parent resources- forms”.

Father/Daughter Dance – Sparkle and Shine

Assumption’s PTC invites all ACS (preschool – 8th grade) girls to accompany their dads or father figures to the 2nd Father-Daughter Dance.  The dance will be on May 4th from 6:30 – 8:30pm at the Assumption Catholic School gym.  The event includes DJ, treats, raffles, and a photobooth.  Tickets are $35 per daddy and daughter (or daughters).  If you have any questions, please reach out to Lisa Twining at or 360-393-5004.

You can use the link below.  

Father Daughter Dance – Signup

Women’s Connect in April

Catholic women 18 and older from all the parishes are invited. Please RSVP.

If you think you know the answer to the question below, then write your name, grade, and guess on a piece of paper and turn it in to Mrs. King in the office.  We are lifelong learners of our Catholic faith.  There is so much to learn!

Last Week:  St. Elizabeth Ann Seton is the patron saint of schools.

New Saint Question: What is St. Christopher the patron saint of?

a. meteors

b. headaches

c. travelers

d. motorcycles

April 18th – Fun Run Sponsorships and T-shirt orders due Thursday

April 22nd – Pizza Lunch

April 24th – PTC General Meeting 7pm

April 26th – Variety Show 7pm

April 29th – Teacher Appreciation Week Begins

May 1stMay Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mother-8:15am Dress Uniform

May 3– Mother’s Day Baskets Pick up after school 3-4pm

May 4 – Mother’s Day Baskets 9-10am and Father/Daughter Dance @ 6pm